Porthluney Cove (Caerhays)

Porthluney Cove, Cornwall

Porthluney Cove Beach, which sits in the shadow of Caerhays Castle, is also known as Caerhays Beach. It is a south-facing, sandy beach which sits in a sheltered cove near Dodman Point in south east Cornwall. The beach is part of the Caerhays estate.


Caerhays Beach, CornwallSwimming is considered relatively safe in the cove, which overlooks Gerrans Bay. A reasonable area of beach is accessible regardless of the tide. From Caerhays, the nearby beaches at East Portholland and Hemmick can be visited on foot via the South West Coast Path.

Porthluney’s nearest self catering accommodation is available in holiday cottages in Gorran and Gorran Haven (4 miles from Caerhays by road). Further afield, self catering holiday accommodation is also available in St Austell (10 miles), Mevagissey (5 miles) and Truro (13 miles) holiday cottages.

A large car park is situated by the beach, with disabled access. Facilities include toilets, a shop, and café. Dogs are permitted on the beach.

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